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Rajnath Singh

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Rajnath Singh: Defence Minister of India
Rajnath Singh (listen ; born 10 July 1951) is an Indian politician serving as the Defence Minister of India. He is the former President of Bharatiya Janata Party. He has previously served as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and as a Cabinet Minister in the Vajpayee Government. He was the Home Minister in the First Modi Ministry. He has also served as the President of the BJP twice i.e. 2005 to 2009 and 2013 to 2014. He is a veteran leader of the BJP who started his career as a RSS Swayamsevak. He is an advocate of the party's Hindutva ideology. He has also served the party in the Uttar Pradesh state from where he stated his political career as a youth leader. He was also the minister of Road Transport and Highways and Agriculture under premiership of Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

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Rajnath Singh attends Combined Commanders' Conference [Video]

Rajnath Singh attends Combined Commanders' Conference

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attended Combined Commanders' Conference in Kevadia on March 05. He also visited the Statue of Unity today along with COAS General MM Naravane, Navy Chief Admiral..

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Watch: PM Modi, Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh at BJP’s CEC meet ahead of polls [Video]

Watch: PM Modi, Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh at BJP’s CEC meet ahead of polls

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired BJP’s central election committee meeting in Delhi. BJP’s CEC met to finalise party candidates ahead of elections. PM Modi, Home minister Amit Shah, Defence..

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Rajnath Singh gets first jab of COVID-19 vaccine [Video]

Rajnath Singh gets first jab of COVID-19 vaccine

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh received the first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine on March 02. He was accompanied by his wife and Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh. COVID-19 vaccine opened..

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PM Modi campaigning in TN, Amit Shah in Bengal, but Pappu is catching fish: Narottam Mishra [Video]

PM Modi campaigning in TN, Amit Shah in Bengal, but Pappu is catching fish: Narottam Mishra

Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra took a jibe at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi by saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi including top leaders of BJP who also hold ministerial positions are..

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Rajnath Singh attends wedding of doctor, whose education he supported [Video]

Rajnath Singh attends wedding of doctor, whose education he supported

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attended the wedding of a doctor in Ghazipur on February 27. Dr Brijendra belonged to a very poor family and his education was supported by him. During his tenure as..

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West Bengal polls: Rajnath Singh’s ‘khela hobe’ remark; Mamata’s request to EC [Video]

West Bengal polls: Rajnath Singh’s ‘khela hobe’ remark; Mamata’s request to EC

In a politically befitting reply to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's 'Khela Hobe' challenge to Bharatiya Janata Party, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh while addressing a rally in the..

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'Bengal me dadagiri cholbe na': Rajnath Singh's attack on Mamata Banerjee [Video]

'Bengal me dadagiri cholbe na': Rajnath Singh's attack on Mamata Banerjee

Countering Mamata Banerjee's poll slogan 'Khela Hobe', Union Defence Minister and BJP leader Rajnath Singh on February 26 during a rally in Balurghat said 'Bengal me bado khela hobe', 'Bengal me..

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GoI's focus on 'Ease of Doing Business' to encourage foreign OEMs: Rajnath Singh [Video]

GoI's focus on 'Ease of Doing Business' to encourage foreign OEMs: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on February 22 said Government of India's clear focus is on 'Ease of Doing Business' in order to encourage foreign OEMs to set up manufacturing units in India. "GoI has..

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Aim to achieve turnover of Rs 1,75,000 cr in aerospace, defence goods by 2024: Rajnath Singh [Video]

Aim to achieve turnover of Rs 1,75,000 cr in aerospace, defence goods by 2024: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on implementation of Union Budget provisions in Defence Sector said that Ministry of Defence has set a target to achieve a turnover of Rs 1,75,000 in aerospace amd..

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‘Congress insulting our forces’: Rajnath Singh on LAC disengagement politics [Video]

‘Congress insulting our forces’: Rajnath Singh on LAC disengagement politics

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lashed out at the Congress for alleging that India ceded territory to the Chinese. The defence minister said that India would not tolerate any country trying to..

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'No one can occupy an inch of India's land till I'm alive': Rajnath Singh [Video]

'No one can occupy an inch of India's land till I'm alive': Rajnath Singh

"After 9 rounds of dialogue at military and diplomatic levels, a part has been resolved but Congress tries to malign BJP's image," said Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on India-China standoff. "I want..

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'Stock market doing Jallikattu as foreign investment increasing': Rajnath Singh [Video]

'Stock market doing Jallikattu as foreign investment increasing': Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that the stock market is doing Jallikattu as the foreign investment is increasing day by day. "After COVID-19 pandemic the country going to write its next story and..

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Good governance given by PM Modi is unparalleled: Rajnath Singh [Video]

Good governance given by PM Modi is unparalleled: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that the good governance given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the country is unparalleled. "The way that PM Modi dealt with COVID-19 pandemic is incredible and..

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Rajnath Singh inaugurates 26th 'Hunar Haat' in Delhi [Video]

Rajnath Singh inaugurates 26th 'Hunar Haat' in Delhi

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the 26th 'Hunar Haat'. It is organised by the Union Ministry of Minority Affairs will conclude on March 01, at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Defence Minister..

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Defence minister Rajnath Singh takes first dose of Covid-19 vaccine at RR Hospital

Union defence minister Rajnath Singh has taken the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine at RR Hospital in the national capital on Tuesday.
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PM Modi, Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh condole demise of BJP MP Nand Singh Chauhan


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20 years after he adopted him, Rajnath Singh blesses ‘son’ on his wedding


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Rajnath Singh graces wedding ceremony of Dr Brijendra whom he adopted in 2002

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, who was there at the event, took part in several wedding rituals and blessed both Brijendra and his wife.
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Nischay khela hobe, of development and peace: Rajnath reacts to Mamata's 'Khela hobe' challenge


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'Majboot PM' ensures that if he promises 100 paise to people, it reaches them: Rajnath Singh

"I don't know if Didi allowed the opening of Jan Dhan accounts in West Bengal but when the scheme was brought, our former PM Rajiv Gandhi said out of 100 paise sent, people got 14 paise. Modi Ji said..
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Rajnath Singh salutes IAF on 2nd anniversary of Balakot air strikes


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West Bengal elections 2021: Rajnath Singh to visit West Bengal today to hold road show

BJP leader Arjun Singh alleged that the BJP's 'Poriborton Yatra' was cancelled after the city police denied permissions at the behest of CM Banerjee.
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Rajnath Singh could resolve impasse if allowed to talk to farmers: Naresh Tikait

Bharatiya Kisan Union president Naresh Tikait on Wednesday called defence minister Rajnath Singh a “caged parrot” and said the farmers' issues could be resolved if he is given the freedom to talk..
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Big win despite incumbency of 2 decades is ‘special’, says Modi

PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday hailed BJP’s “phenomenal” victory in the Gujarat civic polls as “special” as the party had won overwhelmingly despite being in office for more than two decades in..
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Will invest ₹70,000 crore of defence budget in desi buys: Rajnath Singh


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Govt to complete defence acquisitions within 2 years, promote private participation: Rajnath Singh


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Sino-India disengagement process in eastern Ladakh complete, says Rajnath Singh

The disengagement process by India and China in eastern Ladakh is 'complete' after nine rounds of diplomatic and military level talks between the two neighbours, defence minister Rajnath Singh said..
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Rahul Gandhi's comment over China disengagement gave voice to nation, says Salman Khurshid

"Rahul Gandhi's comment over China disengagement at LAC has given voice to the nation. Those who're saying that our land hasn't been taken away and LAC has been maintained, we respect it. But if..
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Indian troops on hill tops, we have edge in Ladakh: Rajnath

An agreement has been reached with China on disengagement on the north and south banks of Pangong Tso in east Ladakh, with identification of strategically important points and positioning of Indian..
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Farmers being misled; government open to amend farm laws if needed: Rajnath Singh

"An atmosphere of confusion was created and it was said that the wholesale market will no longer exist, the MSP system will come to an end and the land of the farmers would be mortgaged," he said,..
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India and China to pull back troops in a phased, coordinated manner: Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha


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India-China row: Full statement of Rajnath Singh in Rajya Sabha


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Not an inch of land will be given to China, says Defence Minister Rajnath Singh as Chinese troops retreat from LAC

The Defence Minister lauded the valor of Indian forces and asserted that New Delhi remains committed to maintain peace and stability at the LAC
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India committed to maintaining peace at LAC: Defence minister Rajnath Singh


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Defence minister to make statement on 'present situation in Eastern Ladakh' in Rajya Sabha today

Amid the ongoing standoff with China at the Ladakh border area, defence minister Rajnath Singh is set to make a statement in Rajya Sabha on Thursday regarding the 'present situation in Eastern Ladakh'..
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Send netas like Advani, Rajnath for talks: Tikait

haratiya Kisan Union (BKU) chief Naresh Tikait said ministers sent by the Centre for talks to end the deadlock over farm laws “did not talk much as they were under pressure”. He suggested that..
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After Rajnath emotional appeal, Lok Sabha takes up Prez address debate


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Lok Sabha logjam ends after Rajnath Singh appeals ‘to not break tradition'


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India to have 17 Rafale jets by March; entire fleet by 2022: Rajnath Singh

India will have 17 Rafale jets by March this year and the entire fleet of the fighter aircraft bought by the country will reach by April 2022. In 2016, India had signed an inter-governmental agreement..
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46 security personnel killed in ceasefire violations by Pakistan in 2020: Rajnath Singh


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Rafale induction ceremony cost exchequer over Rs 41 lakh: Defence minister Rajnath

The induction ceremony of the first five Rafale jets at the Ambala Air Force base on September 10 last cost the exchequer a little over of Rs 41 lakh including Rs 9.18 lakh GST, Defence Minister..
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PM Modi, Rajnath, Gadkari should hold talks with farm unions: Pawar

NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and senior Union ministers like Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari should hold talks with farmers' unions to resolve the deadlock over..
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Government stands shoulder to shoulder with people hit by glacier burst, says Rajnath Singh


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Ready to give arms to IOR nations: Rajnath

Defence minister Rajnath Singh reiterated that India was ready to supply weapons to countries in the region. Singh said as the largest nation in IOR - with a vast coastline of 7,500km - India has an..
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India ready to supply weapons systems to countries in Indian Ocean Region: Rajnath Singh

India is ready to supply various weapons systems, including missiles and electronic warfare systems, to countries in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday.
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India’s interests are beyond our shores: Rajnath Singh


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India can take on the role of being net security provider in Indian Ocean Region: Rajnath Singh

Highlighting that India can take on the role of being the net security provider in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), defence minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said that the Central government is looking..
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India prepared to defend territorial integrity at all costs, says Rajnath at Aero India show

The 13th edition of the Aero India international air show took off in Bengaluru on Wednesday at the Air Force Station Yelahanka in Bengaluru. "India is vigilant and prepared to counter and defeat any..
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Govt formally seals Rs 48,000 cr deal to procure 83 Tejas LCA from HAL

The government on Wednesday formally sealedthe Rs 48,000 crore deal to procure 83 Tejas light combat aircraft from state-run aerospace behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. ​​​​The contract was..
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Aero India 2021 will showcase country's achievements in defence manufacturing, says Rajnath Singh

Singh said decision to organise Aero India in these testing times, posed by COVID and security challenges thrust along northern border, wasn't easy.
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Can't remain dependent on other countries for India's defence: Rajnath Singh

Defence minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday India cannot remain dependent on other countries for its defence. Under the 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan India is looking forward to increase its defence..
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Red Fort vandals will not be spared: Rajnath


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Pledge to boost defence ties as Biden admin dials Delhi

The new Biden administration has started making its first contact with Indian counterparts. On Wednesday. National security adviser Ajit Doval spoke to his counterpart Jake Sullivan and defence..
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India, US reaffirm commitment to bolster defence ties in talks between Rajnath and Austin


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Rajnath Singh junks claims of China building infra on Indian soil


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Vaccine supply to neighbours reflects country's belief in 'Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam', says Rajnath

As India has started supplying Covid vaccines to the neighbouring countries, defence minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said the gesture reflects the country’s age-old belief in the philosophy of..
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Singapore, India sign pact on cooperation between two navies

India and Singapore on Wednesday signed an agreement on submarine rescue support and cooperation between the two navies during the 5th Defence Ministers dialogue held virtually between Defence Minister..
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Indian Army has boosted country's morale during border standoff with China: Rajnath Singh


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India will export indigenously developed Covid-19 vaccines: Rajnath Singh


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'If any superpower wants to hurt our self-esteem ... ': Rajnath's strong message amid China standoff


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Rajnath Singh speaks to Goa CM; enquires about Sripad Naik's condition

Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Monday spoke to Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant and enquired about the condition of Union minister Shripad Naik who was injured in a road accident earlier in the day.
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Rajnath Singh greets people on World Hindi Day


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On eve of talks with farmers, Tomar meets Rajnath to discuss govt strategy to end deadlock

A day before the crucial seventh round of talks between the Centre and protesting farmer unions, agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar met defence minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday and discussed the..
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Cabinet's decision to sanction export of Akash Missile System will help India improve defence products: Rajnath Singh

India aims to achieve exporting defence equipment worth Rs 35,000 crore ($5 billion) by 2025, as per the Defence Production Export Promotion Policy.
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